How to keep warm in winter

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How to keep warm in winter

Postby Jules » 25 Nov 2010, 11:59am

Thanks to i-Contact reader Tina who sent these tips in. She won a BikeBin for doing so!

I feel the cold being quite thin so I find that the main thing is to have layers to add/remove as needed.

Buff as skull cap under helmet 2nd buff acts as 'gaiter' around neck on wet days.

Upper body:
Vest, Tee, thin fleece, body warmer, windproof, High vis!

Lower body:
Winter cycling tights under trousers, Waterproof trousers.

Thick sports socks, waterproof walking boots half a size too big (then feet can be wiggled).

Winter gloves (take two pairs leave one in school to warm up while wearing the other)

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Re: How to keep warm in winter

Postby tina » 1 Dec 2010, 2:41pm

As an addendum to the competition - I wore said set of clothes today and lasted just an hour before I started to feel the cold!!

Kids are doing amazingly well considering the weather!

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Re: How to keep warm in winter

Postby Jen J » 1 Dec 2010, 6:35pm

I have just invested in a down filled gilet - packs down to nothing in the pannier whilst cycling to schools, then is amazingly warm whilst out training. One of the best things I've ever bought for this job!

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Re: How to keep warm in winter

Postby ShannonBall » 3 Dec 2010, 8:23pm

I wear all those layers, plus overshoes and I pack a squished up puffer jacket in my saddlebag. Stuff the cold! :D

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Re: How to keep warm in winter

Postby blaugrana » 18 Dec 2010, 3:32pm

Any recommended down gilets / jackets??

Just been looking for same and they range in price from £29 @ Uniqulo (sp??) to £250 @ Rohan...


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Re: How to keep warm in winter

Postby xpc316e » 26 Dec 2010, 4:25pm

I find down-filled clothing is excellent if I am doing some form of exercise. I walked the dog this morning, nothing strenuous, but had to peel off hat, gloves, and unzip jacket etc. in order not to overheat. However, if I am stood around on street corners then nothing works and the chill soon gets to my bones.
Riding a Dahon Jetstream P9 folder, a Claud Butler Cape Wrath MTB, and the latest acquisition, an early 90s Vision R30 above seat steered recumbent.